United Way Stuff the Bus Campaign
United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd is kicking off its fifth annual Stuff the Bus campaign on July 1st. Stuff the Bus is a school supply drive for children in need in the New River Valley. Donation locations are available all around the community with drop bins designated at the entrances of these locations July 1st through July 31st.
Montgomery: Walmart, Big Lots, and Kroger on South Main St. in Blacksburg.
Radford: Radford Public Library and Radford Rec. Center.
Floyd: Floyd Pharmacy, Dollar General, and Slaughter’s Supermarket.
In addition to the month-long donation locations, a Stuff the Bus Event will take place Saturday, July 26th. A school bus will be parked at the Christiansburg Walmart, Radford Public Library, and Floyd County Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On this day the community is urged to “stuff the bus” to help local children be sent to school prepared to learn.
All items received in a specific community collection location will be distributed to children in need in that community. All donations stay local to serve the needs of children in this community.
In 2013, residents across the New River Valley donated 7,500 items and served 565 children. Although last year’s Stuff the Bus campaign was a huge success, more children need our help. Please join us in our efforts to provide school supplies for children in our community.
Items Needed: Backpacks, Lunchboxes, Binders, Folders with pockets, Spiral notebooks, Notebook paper, Erasable ballpoint pens, No. 2 pencils, Highlighters, Pens, Pink erasers, Safety scissors, Washable markers, Colored pencils/Crayons, Glue sticks, Pointed scissors, Ruler, 3” x 5” Index cards, 5-tab index dividers, 3 or 5-subject spiral notebooks, Protractors, Compasses, Graph paper, Calculators, etc.
If your family needs assistance with school supplies for your children, or you would like additional information, please contact United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd at (540)381-2066 or by email at email@example.com.